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Welcome to The Rio Grande Art Association!

Formed in 1998, RGAA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting New Mexico artists who work in various media. We welcome anyone interested in art, particularly those artists who work in oils, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, oil pastels, encaustic, mixed media, or any of the painting media that are exhibited without glass. These media may be hand painted on canvas, canvas board, paper, Masonite, and a variety of other grounds.  Traditional, classic, contemporary, or avant-garde painters are welcome! Our focus is on creativity, originality, and the development of personal expression.

What we do:

-Sponsor a juried show, ¡Encantada! each fall, and co-sponsor Masterworks of New Mexico each spring. We also sponsor workshops and provide additional exhibition venues for our members.   Encantada!         Masterworks of New Mexico

-Publish The Palette, our monthly newsletter. Get all the details in the latest issue!  Current and archived copies:   The Palette

-We have ten educational meetings per year, featuring professional demonstrations and lectures. Meetings / Presentations & Demos

Next meeting: Sat., June 15, 2019  10 am
Bud Edmondson,
signature member of the Watercolor Society of New Mexico, will present and demo on “Perspective in Painting.” Perspective can make or break a painting, especially when the subject is a landscape with architecture, a still life, animals, or the human figure.


June Monthly Challenge:

Paint an art work that includes, features and/or emphasizes skies.

We meet on the third Saturday of every month except July and December at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE

 ¡Encantada! will be held in October 2019 at the Hispanic Arts Building, EXPO New Mexico, 300 San Pedro NE Albuquerque, NM 87108.
You may enter beginning July 1. More details on how to enter online coming soon! Prospectus:  Encantada 2019 Prospectus

MasterWorks of New Mexico

21st Annual Juried Standard & Miniature/Small Fine Art Show & Sale

Featuring New Mexico Artists Exclusively

Friday, March 29, 2019 Opening Reception 5 – 8 pm; 7 pm Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 7  12 noon-4pm Open House/Paint-In/Fun Day for all ages!
More info:  Masterworks of New Mexico
Workshop with Sarah Siltala:  Workshops

Show open March 30 – April 20 Tues.– Sun. 10am-5pm; closed Mondays Free admission

Expo New Mexico Hispanic Arts Bldg. 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108